Champaign County

Pam Bowsheir and Mike Runyan run Champaign Locally Grown.
Renee Wilde / WYSO

The first American farmers' market opened in Boston in 1634. They were the center of many communities until advances in modern refrigeration spawned the birth of the supermarket. In the 1970’s, Americans became more health conscious and the concept of buying fresh, locally grown produce straight from the farm caused a renaissance for farmers' markets.

Today, farmer’s markets are everywhere - even online.

Rory Dingey, campground owner and event host sitting in the doorway of her vintage camper.
Renee Wilde / WYSO

In Woodstock, Ohio in Champaign County women from all around Ohio and neighboring states who make up a sort of traveling sisterhood gathered on the anniversary of the legendary Woodstock Music Festival in New York.

There’s a 60’s vibe going as women in tie-dye dresses and flowered headbands mill around a clearing in Woodstock, celebrating the anniversary of the legendary music festival. But this isn’t New York, it’s Woodstock, Ohio, a small town in the rolling countryside east of Urbana.

Opponents of a multimillion dollar wind project that would build at least 52 wind turbines in southwest Ohio are challenging a state board's approval of the project's next phase.

The Ohio Power Siting Board voted this week to allow the second phase of the Buckeye Wind Project. The Springfield News-Sun reports that opponents living near the proposed project want that decision reviewed.

Champaign County Election Results 2012

Nov 7, 2012

Election results for Champaign County, Ohio with 100% of precincts reporting.


President and Vice President

Gary Johnson/James P. Gray (LIB). . . .80%

Barack Obama/Joe Biden (DEM) . . . . 39.00%

Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan (REP) . . . . 59.07%

Jill Stein/Cheri Honkala (GRE) . . . .35%


United States Senator

Sherrod Brown (DEM) . . . . . . . 36.73%

Josh Mandel (REP). . . . . . . . 57.12%

Scott A Rupert. . . . . . . . . 6.15%


Election Results from Champaign County

Concord Twp. Fire and Ambulance (1 Mill Renewal)
Yes 69% (372 votes)
No 31% (170 votes)

Concord Twp. Roads and Bridges (2.5 Mill Renewal)
Yes 61% (332 votes)
No 39% (211 votes)

Goshen Twp. EMS (2 Mill Replacement)
Yes 58%    (368 votes)
No 42% (266 votes)

Johnson St. Paris Fire District (2.25 Mill Renewal)
Yes 61% (697 votes)
No 39% (442 votes)

Cedar Bog

Apr 22, 2009

On the mile long boardwalk in Cedar Bog Nature Preserve, it's hard to believe you're still in Ohio. Site manager Eric Doerzbacher says this ecosystem has been untouched since the end of the Ice Age.